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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by depressed mood or anhedonia (significant loss of interest or pleasure). The condition affects more than 15.7 million adults and approximately 3 million adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) in the USA each year.
Study: 20% of people with depression have suicidal thoughts despite treatment

Study: 20% of people with depression have suicidal thoughts despite treatment

Exploring the links between chronic stress, inflammation and depression

Exploring the links between chronic stress, inflammation and depression

Yoga and breathing exercises can improve symptoms of depression, anxiety

Yoga and breathing exercises can improve symptoms of depression, anxiety

Shared abnormalities found in brain's control circuit of patients with mood, anxiety disorders

Shared abnormalities found in brain's control circuit of patients with mood, anxiety disorders

Polygenic scoring system shows promise to predict depression risk and resilience under stress

Polygenic scoring system shows promise to predict depression risk and resilience under stress

Anti-inflammatory agents can safely, effectively reduce symptoms of major depression

Anti-inflammatory agents can safely, effectively reduce symptoms of major depression

Neurofeedback can change guilt-related brain connectivity in patients with Major Depression Disorder

Neurofeedback can change guilt-related brain connectivity in patients with Major Depression Disorder

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

People with anxiety may resist relaxation and continue worrying to avoid the letdown

People with anxiety may resist relaxation and continue worrying to avoid the letdown

Handling grief reactions in traumatically bereaved youth after 9/11

Handling grief reactions in traumatically bereaved youth after 9/11

People with severe insomnia may benefit from sedatives, shows study

People with severe insomnia may benefit from sedatives, shows study

Researchers use AI to predict depression outcomes

Researchers use AI to predict depression outcomes

Individuals with many different psychiatric disorders have heightened impulsivity, study finds

Individuals with many different psychiatric disorders have heightened impulsivity, study finds

Diabetes in college students linked to depression and distress

Diabetes in college students linked to depression and distress

Exercise and increased physical activity are effective for prevention, treatment of depression

Exercise and increased physical activity are effective for prevention, treatment of depression

Individual differences in pleasure are due to genetic variation, research suggests

Individual differences in pleasure are due to genetic variation, research suggests

Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason for treatment-resistant depression

Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason for treatment-resistant depression

New structured approach to managing patients with depression in primary care

New structured approach to managing patients with depression in primary care

Study: Antidepressants reduce mortality by 35% in patients with diabetes

Study: Antidepressants reduce mortality by 35% in patients with diabetes

Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults

Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults